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An Introduction to Archeology
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|1. Archeology Supports the Biblical Description of Edom|
2. Archeologist finds 3,000-year old Hebrew text
3. One of the Babylonian Creation Tablets
4. Part of the Gilgamesh Epic
5. The discovery of the Ebla archive in northern Syria
6. High Place of Jeroboam
7. 1,800-YEAR-OLD BATHING POOL
DISCOVERED BENEATH A RITUAL
BATH IN JERUSALEM
8. Discovery: Shoes That the Sons of
Adam or Abraham Would Have Worn
9. Various People In The Bible
Excavations at an Edomite settlement in Southern Jordan at a site known as Khirbat en-Nahas (ruins of copper in Arabic). Here was discovered evidence of extensive "industrial-scale" copper mining and smelting from the 10th and 9th centuries BC. The mine works were scattered over an extensive area. There was excavated twenty feet of layers from occupation of this large settlement over several centuries, finding evidence that "indicates the Edomite society was sufficiently advanced to have posed a threat to the reigns of David and Solomon." The lower levels showed evidence of a comples, organized Edomite state as early as the 12th century BC, putting it well into the period of the Judges. The evidence points to the highest activity during the reign of Solomon, which would be consistent with the biblical statements about Edom. We may be looking at one of King Solomon's mines.
An Israeli archeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago.
Professor Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says the inscribed pottery shard -- known as an ostracon -- was found during excavations of a fortress from the 10th century BC.
Carbon dating of the ostracon, along with pottery analysis, dates the inscription to time of King David, about a millennium earlier than the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the university said.
One of the Babylonian Creation Tablets
Enuma Elishi: This is the Babylonian Creation Record. We also have the
Ebla Creation Tablet.
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|Long-living Kings at Kish (Sumer) These kings supposedly lived from 10,000 to 64,000 years ago. The Bible record is conservative and is the true account, while the Babylonian and other traditions have been embellished over time. It was later realized that the Babylonians had two bases for arithmetic calculations, based on either tens or sixties. When the records were retranslated using the system of tens rather than sixties, they came to a total within 200 years of the biblical record. |
1,800-YEAR-OLD BATHING POOL DISCOVERED BENEATH A RITUAL BATH IN JERUSALEM
Previously, the oldest known footwear was sandals made from plants found in a cave in Missouri. (Armenia)�The discovery of a 5,500 year old size 4 shoe in the region of the "Cradle of Civilization" has Dr. Ron Pinhasi of University College Cork calling it the "discovery of a lifetime." The shoe, which was found in a cave, was reportedly so well preserved that its lacing is still intact. (Photo: REUTERS)
According to a report in The Daily Mail, the shoe was worn by an early farmer living in the mountains of Vayotz Dzor province of Armenia close to the border of modern-day Turkey and Iran.
Researcher Dr. Gregory Areshian, of the University of California, Los Angeles, said: "We couldn't believe the discovery. The crusts had sealed the artifacts and archaeological deposits and artifacts remained fresh dried, just like they were put in a can."
Interestingly, the article stated that the previous oldest known footwear were sandals made from plants found in a cave in Missouri, dated a few hundred years after the Armenian shoe.
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